Bequests

Leaving a gift in your will is a wonderful way to support the Canberra Hospital Foundation. Bequests made to the Canberra Hospital Foundation are used for equipment and patient and family centred care at the Canberra Hospital. If donors wish, they can specify that their bequests be granted to a specific area.

When making a bequest to the Canberra Hospital Foundation, it is important that your will is precisely worded to accurately reflect your wishes. The Foundation also recommends that you seek legal advice prior to making your will.

The wording below provides a guide to assist you in making a bequest to Canberra Hospital Foundation.

Suggested wording for non-specific bequests:

"I give and bequeath...;

  • my estate;
  • a portion/residue of my estate;
  • the sum of $...;
  • my real estate situated at...; or
  • specific items...; 

free of all duties and taxes, to the Canberra Hospital Foundation, to be applied for the general purposes of the Canberra Hospital. I declare that the receipt of the Canberra Hospital Foundation shall be full and sufficient discharge to my Executor or Trustee for the payment of this bequest."

Suggested wording for specific purpose bequests:

"I give and bequeath...;

  • my estate;
  • a portion/residue of my estate;
  • the sum of $...;
  • my real estate situated at...; or
  • specific items...; 

free of all duties and taxes, to the Canberra Hospital Foundation. I express the wish, that if practicable, this gift be applied towards [describe purpose in as much detail as possible]. I declare that the receipt of the Canberra Hospital Foundation shall be full and sufficient discharge to my Executor or Trustee for the payment of this bequest."


For further information, please contact us.

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